Legislator backs P22.5-B NFA procurement budget

Legislator backs P22.5-B NFA procurement budget.....»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineSep 11th, 2019

No truth to the allegation of corruption -- Ramirez on SEA Games

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez on Friday denied the allegations that the country’s preparation for the hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games has been tainted by corruption. “There is no truth to the allegation of corruption,” said Ramirez in a statement. “Yesterday, Cong. Alan Peter Cayetano, and myself sat down with Sen. Bong Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to sort out issues being reported by news outfits in the past days.” Reports earlier this week surfaced that President Rodrigo Duterte is taking the embattled Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) Foundation, Inc., a private body that aimed to organize the 30th SEA Games, out of commission and will be subjected to investigation due to alleged corruption and other irregularities. Ramirez cleared that all transactions made regarding the buildup for the biennial meet are met with ‘utmost transparency’. “We assure the athletes and the general public that all decisions and transactions will be done with utmost transparency,” he said. “The PSC, through the guidance of the Department of Budget Management and assistance of the Procurement Service shall work together to ensure that public funds are protected and that all disbursements or expenses follow existing government rules and laws.” A unity meeting to form a cohesive team for the country’s final push in the preparations of regional meet has been set. Ramirez, the chef de mission of Team Philippines, said all national sports associations that will participate in the coming Games and their athletes are invited during the gathering scheduled July 24 at the Malacanang Palace. The top brass of the Phisgoc and the PSC are also enjoined to attend the meeting to pledge their cooperation and all-out support to the entire organization of hosting the 11-nation sportsfest. “If we want to win as one, we should embrace a united front,” said Ramirez after attending the meeting with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Senator Bong Go, Taguig City Congressman Alan Peter Cayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Thursday in Malacanang. “One team, one goal. The country should come together and be united in supporting this government effort,” added Ramirez, who led Team Philippines to its first overall title in SEA Games during the 2005 Manila hosting. Each national sports association has been tasked to bring along five athletes during the 10:00 a.m. Malacanang assembly. A total of 57 sports will be played during the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 Games to be held in three main clusters—Metro Manila, New Clark City and Subic. Ramirez has expressed high hopes that the meeting will encourage officials of the Phisgoc, POC and the PSC to move in one direction with four months to go before the biggest multi-sports event in the Asean region unfolds. Medialdea, Go and Cayetano, who also sits as chairman of Phisgoc, are expected to attend the gathering where at least 300 sports officials and athletes will be present......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

Budget swings backs to surplus in May

The government generated a P2.6 billion fiscal surplus in May, a reversal of the deficit incurred last year as the growth in revenues outpaced the increase in public expenditures, according to the Bureau of the Treasury......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Cayetano clears issue on SEA Games uniforms

Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Foundation, Inc. chairman Alan Peter Cayetano cleared the issue thrown at them regarding the alleged overpriced quotations of Team Philippines’ uniforms. Talking to the media on Thursday, Cayetano explained their side on the issue, denying the allegations made by the majority of the Philippine Olympic Committee Board that Team PHI's uniforms are “unreasonably” higher than the suggested retail prices in the company’s flagship store. PHISGOC Foundation tapped Asics as the official outfitter of Team PHI.        This and the legitimacy of PHISGOC Foundation as organizer of the biennial meet are some of the issues that the committee is facing just months before the scheduled staging of the Games in November. “Noong nakipag-usap sila sa ASICS they are willing to sponsor all the uniforms for 400, wala tayong ilalabas na pera dun, lahat yun. And ang uniform Olympic quality,” Cayetano cleared. Cayetano said that Asics, in their initial talks, agreed to sponsor all the uniforms in 400 events but a bargaining with the SEA Games Federation in the number of sports and events increased the number of sports to 56 and the events at 529 events.    “So paano yung 129 events, yung uniform nun? So unfair naman sa ASICS na ‘Oh sandali lang baguhin natin ang deal. Pumayag na kayo sa 400, pumayag naman kayo sa 529 kundi no deal,’” said Cayetano. “Kung nag-no deal then we have to pay for the uniforms for the 400 events.” As a compromise, Cayetano added that Asics asked them if they want they can pay for the uniforms of the remaining 129 events.   “Napasa ‘yan sa PSC (Philippine Sports Commission) because hindi pa napasa ang budget ng PHISGOC and PSC said dadaan sa procurement nila. So lahat ito ay proposals, pero ang procurement body ang magsasabi kung pwede o hindi,” he said. Cayetano denied the allegations that the uniforms are ‘overpriced’. The POC Board alleged that the PHISGOC Foundation request to PSC shows that a set of competition uniforms costs P51,5111 while the company’s quotation for the same item during the 18th Asian Games last year was only P25,000. “Ang problema instead of bringing it up with the board and mag-usap, naghanap ng outlet, kinompare yung presyo. Eh iba naman siguro po ang nasa outlet, sa retail and yung sa Olympic number,” said Cayetano. “But as I said we can discuss it.” “Imagine yung 129 is 1/5, yung 400 libre so para wala na lang issue, sabihin na lang natin sa Asics iba na lang, we’ll pay for all 529? Yung mga nagko-comment ng ayaw nun, saan kukunin ang pera? They’re not willing to sponsor it. They want us to use government money for it,” added Cayetano. The PHISGOC Foundation head said that they can raise these issues at a proper venue or through an audience with them, not through press releases and separate interviews. “They should also understand that they can criticize but we also have to deliver,” he said. “If they’re criticisms are valid then we have to reform.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

DOT adds gold necklaces for loyal workers

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has increased its alloted budget for the procurement of memorabilia for 149 loyal employees from P1.2 million to P4.4 million......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Gov t on ASEAN hosting bid: We rule, our rule

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management denied violating procurement rules when it bidded out the P2.8-billion contract for the hosting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

IMF backs Duterte’s plans to widen Philippine budget deficit

The International Monetary Fund said it supported plans by President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration to boost spending and widen the budget deficit as it forecast faster economic growth in the Southeast Asian economy......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 27th, 2016

House backs bigger budget for judiciary

MANILA, Philippines - Members of the House of Representatives have expressed their support for a bigger budget for the judiciary, saying insufficient funding.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2016
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Palace urges Congress to pass 2020 budget on time to avoid economic slowdown

Under the Constitution, the government has to operate on a reenacted budget if Congress fails to pass a new spending bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

Lawmakers want extra P15B for NFA to buy palay from local farmers

MANILA, Philippines – Fifty-three lawmakers led by the progessive Makabayan bloc are seeking to provide a P15-billion supplemental budget to the National Food Authority (NFA) amid the plummeting prices of palay.   The 53 legislators filed House Joint Resolution (HJR) No. 18 on Thursday, September 19, seeking to mandate the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 10 min. ago

Lawmakers to get P100 million under proposed 2020 budget

Each member of the House of Representatives will receive P100 million under the proposed budget for next year, but such allocation cannot be considered “pork barrel,” a leader of the chamber said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News21 hr. 10 min. ago

P4.1-trillion budget passage certified as urgent

President Duterte has certified as urgent the passage of the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for next year to ensure the timely implementation of the spending program. ?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News21 hr. 10 min. ago

P160B budget ng DOH oks na sa Senado

Manila, Philippines – Inaprubahan na ang P160.148 bilyong proposed budget ng Department of Health para sa taong 2020, ayon sa Senate Committee on Finance pero kinakailangan pa ring magpasa ng mga report sa gamot at iba pang hindi napapamahagi. “With no senators wishing to ask questions, the budget of the Department of Health and its […] The post P160B budget ng DOH oks na sa Senado appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News21 hr. 23 min. ago

Duterte certifies 2020 budget as urgent

Duterte certifies 2020 budget as urgent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

P9.997-B budget for NEDA sought

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Wednesday it was seeking a 6-percent increase in its budget for next year. NEDA said the budget proposal for 2020 amounted…READ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019
Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Nangungunang midsize trucks ngayong 2019

  Ni: STEPHANIE MACAYAN   NAGIGING patok ang mga midsize trucks ngayon dahil ang mga ito ay ‘di hamak na mas abot-kaya ng budget ng marami kumpara sa mga full-size model na pick-up truck.   Kung ang hanap mo ay sasakyan na may magandang hubog, mga work truck, o swabeng sedan na may pickup bed, […] The post Nangungunang midsize trucks ngayong 2019 appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Duterte certifies passage of P4.1 trillion budget in 2020 as urgent

President Duterte said the certification was made to address the need to maintain continuous government operations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Villar, dismayado sa P2M DOH budget sa pagtatayo ng public toilets

Manila, Philippines – Nagpahayag ng pagkadismaya si Senador Cynthia Villar sa inilaang badyet ng Department of Health (DOH) sa pagtatayo ng public toilets upang tugunan ang open defecation. Sa pahayag, sinabi ni Villar na kanyang natuklasan na mula sa P160.15 bilyong badyet ng DOH, umaabot lamang sa P2 milyon ang nakalaan sa pagtatayo ng sanitary […] The post Villar, dismayado sa P2M DOH budget sa pagtatayo ng public toilets appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Makabayan lawmakers push higher budget for CHR amid climate of injustice

MANILA, Philippines – Legislators belonging to the Makabayan bloc on Wednesday, September 18, urged the House of Representatives to increase the 2020 budget of the Commission on Human Rights amid what they called the "climate of injustice" under the Duterte administration. The CHR's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019